FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP -- A man crossing a road in Lycoming County was hit and killed early Thursday morning.
State police say Cheney Orwig, 29, from Montoursville, was dropped off at a bus stop near his work. It was still dark when he went to cross the road and was hit and killed.
Almost every morning, the bus stops at the corner of Fairfield Road and Lycoming Mall Drive near Montoursville. A handful of riders get off, cross the road, and go to work.
This morning was different.
Troopers say just before 7 a.m., Cheney Orwig was hit and killed along the road in Fairfield Township.
"The guy come through here, flying is what it was, I mean I don't know exactly how fast he was running but he was flying, and he ran over top of him," said one bus passenger who crossed the road almost every day with the victim.
"He went to cross and we heard a loud bang and we looked across the street and he was laying on the bank."
Orwig was walking to Unique Industries, a company that makes party plates and napkins where he has worked for a few years.
Troopers say after he was struck, the pickup truck that hit Orwig took off
"And then when we went over to look at him to help him, help the guy that had been hit, that same vehicle came back. He sat across the road and looked at us and he pulled off and left."
State police say about an hour later after the road was blocked off and state police were there investigating, the driver, a 69-year-old man from Muncy, came back a third time. This time he told state police what he did.
Troopers tell us at this point, they believe the pedestrian was at fault, but time of day and speed may be factors.
The driver of the pickup truck was taken in for questioning but has been released. There is no word on if charges will be filed.